Voices of Bettering American Poetry Volume 3 — Raquel Salas Rivera

Voices of Bettering American Poetry Volume 3 — Raquel Salas Rivera

How do you practice self-care when writing about a difficult subject matter? What brings you joy? This has been a question I’ve had on my...

Voices of Bettering American Poetry Volume 3 — Safia Elhillo

Voices of Bettering American Poetry Volume 3 — Safia Elhillo

How do you practice self-care when writing about difficult subject matters? What brings you joy? I think I am very gentle with myself—sometimes at the...

Voices of Bettering American Poetry Volume 3 — Hannah Rego

Voices of Bettering American Poetry Volume 3 — Hannah Rego

What has been left unsaid about the relationship between mental health and writing? Writing keeps me alive, yes, and writing makes it harder to live,...

Voices of Bettering American Poetry Volume 3 — Sakinah Hofler

Voices of Bettering American Poetry Volume 3 — Sakinah Hofler

What’s the earliest experience, or a stand-out experience, you can remember that made you realize that you can be yourself, write as yourself, and write...

Voices of Bettering American Poetry Volume 3 — Nkosi Nkululeko

Voices of Bettering American Poetry Volume 3 — Nkosi Nkululeko

How does performance fit into your writing?  If we’re talking about “performance poetry” then my physical reincarnation of a poetic memory has dwindled. I’m not...

Voices of Bettering American Poetry Volume 3 — Kwame Opoku-Duku

Voices of Bettering American Poetry Volume 3 — Kwame Opoku-Duku

What advice do you have for young and emerging writers, particularly of marginalized identities? What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?  I think there’s so...

Voices of Bettering American Poetry Volume 3 — Tiana Clark

Voices of Bettering American Poetry Volume 3 — Tiana Clark

What have you been reading, watching, or listening to lately? What new or emerging writer do you want the world to know about? Who would...